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PLAGUE OF CRIME.
DR. TALMAGE DISCOURSES ON LAW
1'olice Ielorts of New York and Brook
lyn More Suggestive Than Daute's In
ferno-Ways Outlined in which Chrim
tians Should Work to Arrest This
NEW YoRi, April 12.-Dr. Talmage,
in continuance of the course o. sermons
on "The Ten Plagues of the Cities," to
day preached to large audiences in the
Brooklyn Academy of' Music in tho fore
noon and The Christian Ierald service
at the New York Academy of Music In
the evening, on "The Plague of Crime."
Ie took for his text Exodus vii, 20,
"All the waters that were in the river
were turned to blood."
Among all the Egyptian plagiues none
could have been worse than this. The
Nile is the wealth of Egypt,. Its fish the
Food. Its waters the irrigation of gar.
den and fields. Its condition decides the
prosperity or the doom of the empire.
What happens tr the Nile happens to
all 1,gypt. An, now in the text that
great river is icarnadined. It is a red
gash across an empire. In poetic license
we speak of wars which turn the rivers
into blood. But my text is not, a poetic
licenser It was a lact, ia great crimson
appalling condition described. The Nile
rolling deep of blood. Can you imagine
a more awful plhguie
The modern plague which aicarest
corresponds with that is the plague of
crime in all our cities. It halts not, for
bloodshed. It shrinks from 1no carnage.
It bruises, aind cuts, and strikes down,
and destroys, It revels in the blood of
body and soul, this plague of crime
rampant for ages, and never bolder or
more rampant thai now.
The annual police reports of these
cities as I examine them are to imle more
suggestive than Iinne's infento, and all
Christian peole its Well as reforimers
need to waken to a present and tremeti.
dous dut-y. i, you want. this " Plague of
Crime"' to stop, there are servera kim, is
of persons you need to consider. I'irst,
tile public criminals. 'You ought not to
be surprised that these people make ipl
a large portion inl manv communi
ties. The vast, majority of the crimil
inals who take ship from Europe come
into our own port. lit 119, of' the
49,000 people who were incarcerated inl
the prisons of the country, 31,('o were
oif foreign birth. Many of them were
the very desperadoes of Society, oozilg
into the 41tims of' our cities, waiting for
an opportnity to riot and steal and
dabatcl, joining the larn,e gang of
American thugs and cut throats. There
are in this cluster of cities-New York,
.Jersey City and Brooklv n-4,0 peo
ple whose entire business in life is to
commit crime. That is as much their
business as jurisprudence or medicine
or nerchandise is your busilless. To it
they bring all their energies of body,
im11id, and soul, and they look upon tile
intervals which they speti ! in prisoll as
.90 much unfortilate loss of' time, just
as you look upon an attack of influenza
or rheumatism which fastenis you in
the house for a few days. It is their
life-time business to p)ick-pocke ts, mid
blo0w up safes, and1( shophIlt, mid'. ply the
panel game, and1( liv;have as miuchl
pride of skjlba'.' their 'husiness5 as you
have~ janur when you upset the argu
gunshot, fracture which other suir
geons have giveu up, or foresee a turn
of' the m)arket as you buly goods just be
f'ore they go aip twenty per cent. ft is
their business to commllit crtime,. and I do
inot suppose that once ini a y'ear the
thought of' the immorality strikes them.
Added to these prof'essi'on.tl criiminials,
American and foreign, there is a large
class of' menO who are im ore or' less indus
tious ill crime. In one year' the
piolice in this cluster' of' cities arrested
.10,000 people for theft, and(1 1,0th0 for
assault, and biattery, and 50).O for in
toxicattion. D)runkenness is r'espion
sible for much of' thle theft, sinc'e it coin
fuses itaman's ideas of properClty, anid lie
gets his hanlds on things that (do not
beh-ng to him. Uuum is r'esponlsibile for
much of' the assau't, and hattery, inspir'
ing me'n to sudd(etn bravery, which they
must demionstr'ate though~ it be on1 the
face of the next gentiemant.
Tell millionl dollar's worth of' property
stolen in this cluster of cities inl one
year. You cannot, as goodt citizens, be
ind(epenidenlt of' that tact. It will touch
your pocket, since I have to give you thle
ltet that these three cities pay about
$$,000,000, worth of taxes a yearu to ar
raign, try and1( support t,he (crimm ial popi
ulation. You help to pay thle board of'
every crimlinlal from the snieak-thief that
snatches ia spool0 of cottoni uip to somle
man who swamps a bank. More thiatn
that, it touches your heart in the mior'al
deessC5ion aft the community. Y ou
might as w 311 thitnk to standl in a closely~
conftinled rooml where there are fifty peo
p)lc and1 yet not, breathe the vitiated air,
as to st and ill a commtutnity where there
is such a ereat mltittudle of the dlepriavedl
without somewhat beinig contaminated.
Wh fat is the fire that burns your store
dlown com)1pared with the conflagration
which 'onislumes your1 mlorals? W~hat is
the theft of the goldl and silver from
youir mloney saf'e coimpai'ed with I le
thef't, of'your cil dren's virtue?
Wre are all i'eady to arraign criminals.
WVe shout at the toarof our voice, '"Stop
thief!'' and .vhtma 'the police get on the
" tracli we come out, hatless and int our
slipher's, and1( assist itn the arrest. We
conme ar'otnd the bawling ruflian and
hustle himii off to justice, whieni lie
gets in prison. what dlo we do for himy
With great gusto we put on the hiatnd
cuffs and the hiopples; but, what priepar'a
tIon are we mnakiinx for the day whiet
the handcuffs anid the hiopples 'omUe off?
Society seems to say to these criinajtils,
"Villain, go thei'e and rot,"' when t
ought to say, "You are an offetnder
against the law, but, we mean to trive
you an opportuntity to repent; we
mean to help you. IIere ai'e iblhes
and tracts and Christiatn ttdluences.
Christ died for you. Look, and live,"
Vast improvemlents have been mlade
by introducing industries into the p)rison
but we want somethIng more than hamin
mers and shoe lasts to reclaim these peo
ple. Aye, we want more than sermons
on thie Sabbath (day. Society imist im
press these men with the fact that It
does not enjoy their suffering, and that
it Is attempting to reform and elevate
them. The majority of criminals sup
pose that socIety h)as a grudge against
them, and they in turn have a grudge
They are harder in heart and more
Infuriated when they come out of Jail
than when they went in. Many of' thle
people who go to prison go again and
agaim and again. Some years ago of.
Ifteoen hondred prisoners who during,
the year had been, in Sing Sing, four
hundred had been there before. in a
iouse of correction In the country
Nhere during a certain reach of timi
here had been tive thousand peopI
nore than three thousand had beel
,here before. So, in one case the prison
ind in the other case the ho-ise of cor
cetion, left them just as bad as the,
vere before. The secretary of one 0
bie benevolent societies of New Yorl
mw a la fifteen years of age who ha
;pent three years of his life in prison
md he said to the lad. "What hav
[hey done for you to make you better.
"Well," replied the lad, "the first tim
[ was brought up before the judge Ii
said, 'You ought to be ashamed) of vow
ielf.' And then I committed a crim
again, and I was brought i) before th
same judge, and he said, 'You rascal 1
And after a while I committed som
other crime, and I was brought lbefor
the same judge, and he said, You ough
to be han-ed.' "' That is all th cy ha
done for him in the way of refor matio
and salvation. "Oh,'' you say, '"thes
people are incorrigible."' I suppos
there are hundreds of persons this da
lyin: in the prison bunks who woul
leap up at the prospect of reformatiot
if' society would only show them a W.q
iito (leceicy and respectability. "Oh,
you say, "I have no patience with thie
rogues.'' I ask you in reply, how mu
better would you have been under ti
same circumstances? Suppose yol
mother had )een a blasphemerand yot
1ether a sot, and y-ou had started li
with a body stuffed with evil proclivitic
and you had spentmuch of your time
a ellar amid obscenities and cursin
and if at ten years of age yovi had bec
compelled to go out, and sO ., hattert
anid hanged at night, it y ui( ie in wit
out any spoils and sudlios your e.r
manhood and womianhioc laid bet
covered with r1ags and 111lii tt ald (IeI
society had turned its back upon 3oi
and left 3ou to consort with vagabom
and wharl-rats-how much better wu
You have been? I have no0 sympatl
with that executive clemency whit
w0oi1hl let ('rim1e run11 h001se, or wIit
would sit, ill the vallery (f it court rool
%It epinlg h u"ellse somlift hard1,41-hear-tv
wrettch1 is bioiuglht to.inlstivc; 11111 1 do s:
I hat fle safety andl life of the conum
iity v demaid more poLnLtial inithience i
hwhalf of public offenldtis.
hi some of* the city prisons tie air
like that, of the .Ilack 11ole in CalcuM
I have visitedh prisons where no -
swept through the wicket; it alhno
knocked me down. No sunlighlt, youl
men who had commited their first crin
crowded in aiuom old offenders. I sa
inl Onle prison a woman, with onle chi
abmost )tl(], who hand icen arrested I
the crime of poverty, who was waitii
until the slow law could t.ake her to t.
almlishouse, where %he rightfully belong,
hut she was thrust in there with fi
child amid the most aband- ned wretch
of the townu. Many of' the offelide
in that prison sleeping on the floor, wi
nothing but, a vermin-covered blank
over them. Those people crowded al
wan and wasted and half'sulfocated ai
infuiriated. I said to the men, "Ilow i
you stand it, here?' "God knows
said one man, -we have to stand it
Oh, they will pay you when they get ot
Where they burned down one hou
they will hurn three. They will stri
deeper the assassin's knife. They i
,tMs minlute olottingt Worse burglar:11if
Some of the city jails are the best plat
I know of to mianufactuire foot-pat
vai.abonds, and cut-throats. Vale e'
lege is not, so wvell calculated to ma
scholars, nor I larvardi so well calcu lat
to make selentfists, nor' Priniiecton so wv
calculated to make thleologianls, as ma
of our jaiae calculated'to make crin
n als. AllI that those meni d> no1't kn<t
of cr'ime after they haive been in Lil
tllilgeoni tior some tie. Satanic imacl
na:tion cani not teach themi. In t-he si
feralhe s tenich andi siekeinig siurrounm
imui.s oif suclh places there us notin g b
hiscase for the body, idiocyv for the mini
anid (dealth for tihe soul. Stifled air at
dlarkness and vermin never turned
thief' into an honest man.
We want men like John Illoward at
Sir Williamn IBlackstonec,:iand wonieni Ii
EChizabetht Fry, to do for the p)risonis
the U. nited States what thiose people d
in other thay's for t he prisons of I':oglan
I thank God for* what Isaac TI. llopp
anid IDr. Wines and Mr. Ilarris at
scores of others have done ini the wm
of' prison retor n: but we want som
t,hing more radical before wvill come th
h>essinig of' him who said: "1 wvas
pr'isoii. andl ye caime unto mae.''
Again, in your effort, to arrest, tli
plague of crime von need to conlsidter u:
trust,worthy oflicials. "'Woe unto the
O lamib, when thy kmng is a child, a
thy princes driniik :in the morninlg. '
is a great cahanilty to a cit,y wvhen h:
men get into pub)lic auithiority. W]
was It thfat in New York thieir was sui
un parallelled crimio be tweeni 1866 m
1871 I? t was because the judges
p'tice in that city, at that tone, for tl
most p.irt, weire as corrupt as the v'an.
hondis that camei before them for til
TIhose were the dlays of high carmvi
foi' elect ioni tri nis, assassinjat ion aii
forgeiry. We had all kiiufs of' rin.
Th'ere was one uman durliing those yea
that got. one hundred and twenity cig
thousand dol1lars in one yeair for servi
the public. Ini a few'i yeats it was esl
imated that there wer'e fifty millions
pulic treasurie s<iuandered. In tIm
times(' the ciinal hiad only to wink
the judge or his lawyer woul wvink
him, and the <iuestioni was dcided t'
the defendhmt. O f thle ('ight thiousam
people arrested ini that citfy in one veau
only three were punished. These litt
mat,ters weie "ltixed up.'' while the i
terests of sociely were "ixedi down,
You know as wvell as I do that one vi
lain who e'scapes 0on13 openis fthe dhoor f<
othier cr'im inal ites . Wh len the u two piel
pockets snatched the diamnond pin froi
the I rooklyn gtenlthemnan in a JIroadIw;i
stage, ando the v'illains were arested, ai
the tirial was set (dowa for the generi
sessions, andi tfien the triial n ever cain
anmd neveir anything mioire was heard<
flue case, the pubihlic otlicials were onl
bidding h igher foir more crime. It is ni
comlpfimient to public aut hiotitv when wv
have ini all the cities of' the counutr
walking abroad, men anid women noto';
iins for criminality', ulnwhip~ped of jusw
Lice Theiy are pbointed out,. to yo'12
the stieet day by day.
'T'her'e you find wi*hat are cal led th
"fences,'' the men who stand betweel
the thief' and the hioniest man, shlter'ine
the thiief, and at great priice handmng
over the goods to the owYner to whoi:
t,hiey belonged. There you will fim
those who are called the '"skinners," the
men who hover around W alh street, wiltl
great sleight of' hand in bonds and stocks
There you find the funeral thieves, thi
people who go and sit dhownI and mouro
with families and p)ick thieir pockets
And there you findt the "confidenec
man," who borrow money of you be
cause they have a (lead child in the lhous
and want to bury it, wvhen they neve
Sad a house or famIly; or they want t
to to England and get a large proport
here, andh they want vnn toay t e
way, and they will send the money bael
I by the very next mail. There are thit
) "harbor thieves," the "shoplifters," thi
I "pick.pockets,'' ftmolis all over thi
cities. Hundreds of them with thel
faces In'the "Rogues gallery,y' yet doin:
r nothing for the last flive or ten years bu
f defraud society to escape justice. Whei
c these people go unarrested and unpun
I Ished, it is putting a high premium-upoi
vice, and sayimg to the young criminal
o ofthis country, "What a safe thing it ii
to be a great criminal." Let the lav
a swoop upon them. Let it he known !i
this country that crimie will have ni
- quarter. that the detectives are after it
a the the police club Is being brandished
L-, that the Iron door or the cell is beni
0')(eed, that the judge is ready to cal
e on the case. Too great leniency t<
C criminals is too great severity to so.Ie
t cv. I SVrty 5~t
Again: In 3our etfort to arrest thi
" plagUC of' crime, you need to coiside
e the i (le population. Of cource. I do no
C refler to people who tire getting old, o
Y to the sick, or to those who cannot ge
i work; but I tell you to look out for thos
h athletic men and women who will no
X work. When the French nobleman wa
asked wliy lie kept busy when lie had s<
lar-te a property, lie said, "I keep on en
-raving so I may not hang myself."
e do not care who the man is. you canno
ir afford to be idle. It is troil the idl
II classes that the criminal classes arc imad
C up. Character, like water. gets putri
if iL stands still too long. Who can won
e(r that in this world, where there is a
much to (1o, and all the hosts of eartl
and heaven and hell are pllungIng int
the contflict, and angels are flying, an
)God is at work, and the universe I
aquake with the marching and countei
imarching, that God lets his indignatio
all upvon a ian who chooses idlenest
I have watched these do-nothings wh
1 spend their fime stroking thei.: bear(
and retouching their toilet, and criticih
' ing industrious people, and pass the
( days anid nights in barrooms and clu
h honuses, lounging and smockinir and chev
" in and card-playing. They arc n(
inly useless, but they are dangerow
Ilow hard it is for them to while awa
te houis! Alas for them! If they (
no(1t know how to while away an 1iou
what will they (1o when they have a
!s eternity on their hands? These men fc
1. awhile smoke the best cigars, and wer
ir the best clothes, and move inl the higI
4 est spleres; but I h ive noticed that vei
n s4on they come down to the prison, l
Ie ahnishouse, or stop at the gallows.
w The police stations of this cluster i
Id cities furnish annually between two at:
Ir three hunIred thousand lodgints. F
ig the most part these two and three hui
ie dred thousand lougings are furnished I
ad able-bodied men and women-people
er ible to work as you and I are. Wh<
es they are received no longer at one polii
rs station, because thoy are "repeaters,
th they go to some other station, and ,
et they keep moving aroumit. They g,
1(1 their tood at house doors, stealing wi
id they can lay their hamids on inl the frol
10 beasclemit while the servant is spreadi
, the bread inl tle back basement. 'Tlh<
. will not work. Time and again, in tl
it. country districts, they have wanted hit
se dreds and thousands of laborers. The.
ke en will not go. They do not want 1
re work. I have tried them. I have s
s. them to sawing wood in my cellar to s
es wvhether they waniitedh to work. I ohh'ert
is, to payv them well for itL I have hem
rll- the saiw going for about, three minute
ke andi then I wvent down, and 'o, the woo
ed1 but 110 saw! They are the pest of soci
Iill v, anmd they standi in the way of' ti
av Lord's poor', whlo ought, to be helpe
ii- and( must be helped, and will 1be helpe<
>w Whlte there atre thmousandhs of inidustrioi
at meni who cannot get any work, the:
ii- men01 Iwhti do not want anyi work come
il-- and make that plea. 1 am1 in favor
(d- thle res torationi of the ol-fashionci
utt liipinig-post for julst this 0one class
(d, meni who1 wVill nt, wvor<; sleepinlg at. nmg
1(l at Pub)lic expense5 ini the station housi
a dumrinl! the (lay, getting their food at yot
dhoor-ste I p. limiprisom ent dtoes n<i
1(d scar'e themii. Theiy would like it. .lIlac]
<C wlPl S I slanid or Sing Sinig would be
of c omthortable home1 for' thiemi. Thell
id v.l~oubth have 110 shjebioni to thme alm:
d. h ouse, for' they like thinm soup, if the
Ier cannoi1t gel mioc'kturtle. I priopose Li
ui for1 thmem; on1 onei side of thlem put som3
L.yV healthy work; on the other side put,
e- i'raw hide, and( let them take their choic<
e I like f'or that class of peCople the scat:
iln bill (o ltre that l'aul wr'otc out for' Lh
Thiessalonian loaters: "'I f'aniy work not
is nei ther sholdl he eat.'' By whallt ho
ca- of God( or mani is it, right that you shioul
e, toil (lay in atiI daIy ot,, until our hIand
i are blister'ed and1( 0our armis ache andi 01:
It brains get numb, and then be calle
'd1,upo 10 supplort, what ini the Unit,e
Iy ! States are about two miillioni loafer:
:hi They ar'e a very dangerous class. Lt
(d |the puliclk authlorities keep their eves oI
ie | A gain: A mong the up~rootin1g classe
a- I place thme 4.pprlessed1 1poor. Povert,y
ii- a certain extent is chiast.eining; out af'l(
ii, that, wheni it drives a man to the wal
1(1 andl he hiear's his children cry in vaini fi:
8. br'ead, it some11 times makes thim dIes .c
rs ate. I think that there ar'e thousands<
it honliest menC laceratedh Iuto vaigablondisn
1L There ar'e men01 erutshied under burden
A-. 1for wich'i they are not, half' paid. WVhil
of there is no excuse for crimina liLy eve
se iln oppre'ssion,. I state it as a simplhe flu(
to thiat mu'ch (41 lhe scoun celism of th
.41 communilIIity~ is dOicosegelit, upon0 iil-treal
)l imint . There are mianly 11101 and wome'
idh baltered anid bruised and s tung until th
r', hour11 (41 de(Spirl has3 comel, anl they~ stan
le withl the k'erocit y of' a wil beast 'whic'
<- and( irooklyni lite thbat, is app illing an
n1 shiamietul. It wllowls and( steams5 witl
y puttr('factioni. You1 go diown' the stair:
d wickh atre w%et and1( deco'yedl with filth
it and( at. the bttom1 you41 iind thie poor1t vic
ti,tms (41 tihe floor, ('oh(, sick, three-fourthi
if dead, sli ning inito ita tiil darker corneW
y umder' the gleam of the lantern of' tihl
0 police. Thier'e has1 not been a brieath 0
0 freshi air ini thmat, r'oom for five years
', hiteratlly. 1'hme brokenm sewer' emp)it,iei
its content'ns upon43 then, and they lie al
night,ini thie swvimmning tilth. The're the)
whiites; Mlary Magdaleni without here' i.e.
a penitan3ce, amid I ,azaruts wvithlout his God,(
I Thellse arec "tile dIves"' inito whichi the(
p Iick-poc!:st and( the thieves go as wvell
, as a great many wvho wvouhld like a diTel"
I ent life buLt caanot get it. Tfhese laces
1 are the sor'es of' tile city, which bleed
3 per'petual cor'ruption. Th'iey are the un
1 dcrIlyuing volcano tihat threatens mis wiLl
.a Caracas ear'thquake. It rolls and
3 roars and suIrges'and iieaves and rocks
1 and3( blasuhomas nad dlies. And1 thiere
.arc only t,wo out,leL for it: the pollet
I court and( tile lotter's lcled. In otiier
- wordls, they mnust either go t,o prison oi
s to hell. Oh, you never saw it, you say,
r Y ou mnever wvill see It until on the dal
) when those staggering wretches shah:
v comeC up in thie lIght of the judment
r thirone, and1 while all hearts. are belns
c revealed, God will ask you what you did
to help them.
3 There Is another layer of poverty and
3 destltutior., not so squalid but ainjost as d
helpless. YoU hear the:incesesAt wall
9 Ing for broad and clothes and fire, Their f
I eyes are sunken. Their cheek-bones t
I stand out. Their honds are damp with 1J
slow consumption. Their flesh is pulled ri
Sup with dropsies. Tneir breath :s like 11
3 that of the charnel-house. They hear li
the roar of the wlirels %' fashion over
head, and the gay laughter of men and U
k maidens, wonder why God gave to others &'
3 so much and to them so little. Some of'
ithem trust into an infidelity like that of b
the poor German Rirl who, when told in b
the midst of her wretchednoass that God
1 was good, said: "No, no good God. lust P
look at me. No good God." U
- In this cluster of cities, whose cry of c
want I interpret, there are said to be, as P
3 far as I can figure it up from the reports, P
r about 300,000 honest poor whe are de
t pendent upon individual, city, and state
r charities. It'all.their voices could come -
t up at once, it yould be a groan that
a would shake tho foundotions of the city
t and bring all eurth and heaven to the
s rescue. But, for the most part, It suf
fers unexpressed. It sits in silence,
gnashing Iti teeth, and sucking the blood
[ of its own arteries, wa.ting for the 1udg
t ment day. Oh. I should not wonder it on
B that day it would be found out that some
of us had some t,sings that belonged to
1 them some extra garmt nt which might
- have made them comfortable in cold
days; some bread thrust into the ash
hiarrel that might have appeased their
o hunger for a little while; some wasted
d candle or gas-.iet that might have kindled
s tip their darkness ; some fresco on the
coilig that would have given them a
n roof ; some jewel which, brought to that
I orphan girl in time, might have kept her
o from being cro %,ded oil' the precipices of
I, an uclean life; some New Testiment that
would have told them ofIfim who '"came
Ir to seek and save that which was lost."
b O!, this wave of vagrancy and hunger
r. and nakedness that kashes sadly against
)t our front door step! It the roof of all
. the houses of destitution could be lifted
y so we could look down into them jst as
o God looks, whose nerves woul! be stron.
e, enough to stand It? And yet there they
11 arc. The fifty thouasand sewing" women
r in these threo citics, some of thein in
r hunger and cold, working night after
- night, uutil soie times the blood spurts
y from the nostril and lps. How well
e their grief was Voiced by t:iat despairing
woian wll) stood by her invalii hus
>f band and invalid child and said to the
(I city missionaty: "I am down-heart. d.
)r Everything's against 'u; and the'" there
I- arc other things." "What other thingy''
,o said the city missionary. "0,'' she rc
Is plied, "my slu." "What do you mean
n by that?" "Well,'' she said, "I never
e hear or see anything goodl. It's work
'' from Monday morningu till Saturday
o night, and then when Sunday comes I
t can't go out, and I walk the floor, and
It it makes me tremble to think that 1 have
It got to meet God. o sir, it's so hard for
us. We have to work so, an( then we
have so mitch trouble. and then we are
ic getting along so poorly; and see this %Ico
- little thing growing weaker; and then to
thiiik we are not getting nearer to God,
to but floating away from him. 0, sir, I
t do wish I was ready to (lie."
e I should not, wonder if they had a good
d (deal better time than we in the future, to
d make upi f'or the fact that they had such A
s, a bad timie here. It. would be ijnst. ike
1, dJesus to say; '"Come up and( 'tak<e the
e- highest seats. You suffered with me on
e' eairth; now be glorified with me in hieav
:1, en.'' () thou weeping Oinc of Bethany!
I. ) -th ,u dying One of' the cross ! IIave
is mercy on the starving, freezing, hiomie
ie less poor of these great cittes.
n I have preached this sermion for foure
>f or five practical reasons: Because I
d , want, you to know who are the up)root
>f ing classes of' socIety. Because 1 want
it you to be more discriminating in y'our
'; charities. Because I ,vaiit your hearts
ir open with geneirosity and( you hands t(
>t openi with chamrity. ]Because I wan t you di
:to be made the sworn friends of' all city
a evangelisation, and all newsboy's lodg
y ing houses, and ail ehiildran's andi so
,.. cie'ties, and( Doir'as societies, under the
y skillful manipulat,ion of wives and moth
.5 era andl siste.is andl (daughters; let the _
e spare garments of' your wardobes 1)0 fit- '
a tedi to the limbs of the wan and1( shiver
.ing. I should iiot, wonder if that hat you
t give should com'.e hack a jeweled coronet,
e or if that garment that, you hand out,
,from your wardrobe shiouild mysteriously
v be whitened, andl somehow wrought,
d into tle Saviour's own robe, so) in the
s last (lay lhe would run his hand over it,
*r and say: "I1 was naked, and ye clothed
d ime." That wouldl be putting your gar
d1 ments to glorious uses.
I! But more than than that, I have
t preached the serinon because I thought
a in the contrast you would see how very
kindly God hadf deait with you, andf I se
thought that thousands of' you wouild Ai
Sgo to your comnfortable homes, and sit ki
0 at your we'(ll filled tables, and at the
r warm registers, andl look at the rouind
Ifaces of your children, and that then
r you wiouild burst into teairs at the re
-view of God's goodness to you, and a:
if that you wouild go to your room and1(
.lock the door, and kneel do wn, and say:
s "O Lord, I have been anl i ngraute; make
eme thy child. () Lord, ther' are so
many hungry and unclad and1( tunshel
tere'd to-dlay, I thank theue that all lily
lif e thou hast taken such g(ood care of
Cme. O L Jorc,. thiere are so iiany sick
and1( cripp)led ('hildIrenl to-day. I thank
thee m inte are well, somic of them on
I' earth; somei' of' them ina heaven. 'Ihy
I goodness. ( L ordh, break S me oi -2
,' iake mon oince and f orev'er. Sprinkled 3 1
s as I was mnaiy years ago at thei altar, 3M
e while imy miothier held men, now I coiisc
t'rate moy soul to thee in a hiol mer haip- 52
Stisim of' repenting tears,
'For sin'.ers, Lord. thou caiin'st to bleed, 0
Anl .I ini a sinner vibe in(ded-* 1
LordI(, I believe thy3 grace is f r' ee,d
(O imagif y that glre toi niie...d
1)eathi of' iiIa aug (,rt na.
WVil2ilI'oN, D)eh., Apr'il 13.- Count,
lle'ihd A. Le~wenaiuipt dhied suidIn..'. I
lv at hits homei, No. lt0t7 .Adamus street,
in this city shortly after f6 o'clock this
muorniang of typhoid f e v'er. IIls illness
wvas short atnd nO 011e ouitside of' his
imnnmnhate f'amily was aware that his
life we in peril until the sad news of'
his de(ath was ann ihoun ced. 110 was5
married A pril 2 to Miss Ellen, young
e'st dlaughte'r of ex-Secretary Bayard.
ie waus attached to the Swedish Lega
tion (luring Cleveland's adm inistra
tin, but catme to Wilmiington seime -
time ago to learn practical shipbuild
ing and iron working in the shop of
IIarlan & Ilollingsworth. lie was
titled, wealthy and handsome and aj
society f:e 'orite, but he was employedA
as a mechanic and had his benchE
among the rest of the employees, lieF
had become an excellent workman.
MILWAUKEE, Wifs., A pril 12.--Joseph
11am men, an employee in the Schlitz
bre wery, met a horrible death yesterday
by falling into a vat of boiling water.
When he was missed t.he water wasf
drawn off and his parboiled body found
in the bottom of-thie Vat. How the aic
cident occurred is not known.
Fanos and Organs.
N. W. TUmt, 134 Main Street, Co
imbia, 8. C. 8e118 Pianos and Organs,
irect from factory. No agents' com
tissions. The celebrated Chickering
lano. Mathushek Piano, celebrated
)r its clearness of tone, lightness of
>uch and lasting qualities. Mason &
amlin Upright Piano. Sterling Up
ght Pianos, from $225 up. Mason &
amlin Organs surpassed by none. Ster
ng Organs, $50 up. Every Instrument
unranteed for six years. Fifteen days'
ial, expenses both ways, if not satis.
tctorv. Sold on Instalments.
The importance of purifying the
lood cAnnot be over-estinated, for
ithout pure blood you cannot enjoy
Dod healh. P. P. P. (Prickly Ash,
oke Root and Pottassium) is a mirac
ious blood purifier, performing more
ires in six months than all the sarsa
,rillas and so-called blood purifIers
13oforo assuring your
life, or Investing your mon.
ey, exaline the Twenty
Year Tontine Policies of
LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
Pol icies maturing in
1891 realize cash returns
to the owners, of amounts
varying from 120 to 176 per
cent, of the money paid in,
besides the advantages of
the Assurance during the
whole period of twenty
The following is one
of the many actual cases
maturing this year:
Endowment Policy No. 64.925.
Issued in 1871, at age 27. Amount, 5.000.
remiumn, 5239.90. Total Premiums Paid,
R E S U L T S
at end of 'I ontine Period in 1891:
ASH SURRENDER VALUE, 8,449.45,
(Equal to $176-10 for each
$oo paid in premiums,
which is equivalent to a re
turn of all premiums paid,
with interest at 7V per
cent. per annum. ) Ir, in
hcu o. cash,
PAlI1-UP LIFE POLICY FOR 19,470.
(Equal to $405.80 for each
$100 paid1 in premiums.)
A LIFE ANN UITY of $633.55
One fact is worth a thousand theories
here is nO Assurance extant in any corn
my which ecmpnares with this. The
qui table is the strongest company in the
orld and transacts the largest business.
For fui ther- information address or apply
the ne arest agent of the Society, or write
W. J. RODDEY,
April 8-3m ROCK ILL, S. C.
IlE LARGEST STOCK,
MOSTV SKILLED WORKMEN,
SOiill Carolill Marlo W'ork,
.F. H. HY AT T,
Is theO best p)lace in South Carolina or
uithernm States to secure satisfaction in
ne-rican and1 Italian Marblo Woink. All
II EADISTON ES,
MONUM ENTS, &c.
Senid for prices and full information.
F. H. HYATT,
Aprii 8 ly COLUMIUIA, S. C.
RlEAE Tg'IlE.E I gJEEgS
Earm Wagons, cornmete with body etc.
-4 in Thimble Skin---..............$39.50
a 'Thimble sk in.......-.......-......41.00
in Thimble Skin.----------....42.00
Jno If orse Wagons, 524.50, 126.50 and
1.50. Warranted second to none.
Write for Circulars.
luggies, Carriages, Road Carts, &c., at
per cent less than regular prices. Sond
Catalogue. Tils offer is for only 30
as in ordecr to rediuco stock-so order at
OLLER & ANDERSON
BUGGY CO.. ROCK HILL, 8. C..
nm writhing mention this paper.
S T -X T URE
ERR R'~ Co M'S F V CO
Pa ett Pays the Freiht.
A GRxAT OEVR THAT MAY NOT AGAIN
BE REPEATED, P0 DO NOT DRLAY,
"STRIKE WHILE THE IRON Is HOT."
Write for Catalogue now, and say what
paper you saw this advertisement in.
Remember that I sell everything that
oes tofurnishing a home-ianufacttir
ng some things and buying others in the
largest possibfe lots which enables me to
wipe ot all competition.
HERE ARE A FEW OF MY START-'
A No. 7 Flat top Cooking Stovp. full
size, 15x17 inch oven, fitted ,Ith 21 pieces
of ware, delivered at your own depot,
all freight charges paid by me, for.
only Twelve Dollars.
Again, I will sell you a 5 hole Cookin
Range 13x13 inch oven, 18x26 Inch top, fit
ted with 21 pIeces of ware, for THIR
TEEN DOLLARS, and pay the freight to
DO NOT PAY TWO PRICES FOR
I will send you a nice plush Parlor suit,'
walnut frame, either in combination or'
banded, the most stylish colors for 33.50,
to your .ailroad station. freight paid.
I will also sell you a nice Bedromos uit
consisting of Bureau with glass, 1 high
head Bedstead, 1 Washstand, 1 Centre
table, 4 cane seat chairs, 1 cane seat and
back rocker all for 16.50, and pay freight,
Or I will send you an elegant Bedroom
suit with large glass, full marble top, for
$30, and pay freight.
Nice window shade on surlng roller $ 40
Elegant large walnut 8 day clock, 4.00'
Walnut lounge, 7.00
Lace curtains per window, 1.00
I cannot describe everything in a small
advertisement, but have an immense store
conitaining 22,600 feet of floor room, withi
ware houses and factory buildings in other
parts of Augusta making in all the lar
gest business of this kind under one man
agement in the Southern States. These
storenand warehouses are crowded with
the choicest productions of the best facto
ries. My catalogue containing illustrations
of goods will be mailed if you will kindly
say where you saw this advertisement. 1
pay freight. Address,
L. F. PADGETT,
Proprietor Padgett's Furniture, Stove
and Carpet Store,
1110-1112 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA.
MAN AND WOMAN.
PP. P. will putrify and vitalize yatur
Vblool,%rento a goodl appetiteand give your
n holys.nt em eao ., rengtha.
v A prI-0om1inent railroad .n1wrintendent at
Savannah, suffering with Malaria Dppep.
. 4a, and ltheauuatism hat , "ra D' in
P. P. P1. ho never felt so w;,ell in hi life, an
yro-Is a if lo coui live forever, if le could
ahl-ays got 1'. P. 1'."
if you are tired out ft . -..a and
IN e confinexmnt, take
9? P. P.
if you are kellng b0ly In the spring
Sand out of morts, t4ke
P P P.
a If your digest.lvo orgars need toning up,
If vu affe wih hadahe,indigestion,
iP. P. P.
If you sauffer with rervouas prostration,
nerves unst ian nd a general let down
For Blood Poison. Rheumaratism, Scrof- .
1 a, (li Sores Malaria, Chronic Female Y
Prickly Ash, Poke Root
The best blood puriflor in the world.
- LIPPMIAN BitOS., Wholesale Druggists,
801-.a Propri *oa,h
LM'uAN's JILOCK. Savaninah, Ga.
will he made on
TALBOTT & SONS'
ENGINE~S AND 1101L4l11,
Special estImates on Machuine(ry genecral ly
at bottom figures.
CORN MILLS, - - $115 to $375.
PLANERS and1( MATICILERS, p300 to
SAW MILLS with Rope Feedl, Variable
Friction or Belt Feed, $200 to $i;o0.
We particularly call attention to these
Saw Mills. TLhey have patent dolOUe act
ng set works and arc the best mills on the
Cotton Gins~ and l'resses at lowv figures.
V. C. BADHAM,
G ENERLAL AG ENT1,
ConvUnIA, S. C.
Buy thc TJJalbott Engine, it is the host.
Felb 19-ly. ___~-___
UTPON THlE MOST APPROVED
.Jpl ans, with Suction Fan or Spiked
Bolt Seed Cotton Elevator furnished.' E
C8OTTON GIN S and PRESSES of best
makers. Thomas Hay Rakes, Deering
Mower, Corbin Harrows and Planet, Jr ,
A large stock of Portable and Mtationary
Ginning and baw Mill Engines on hand.
State Agents for
C. & G. COOPER & CO'S Corlis En
gines Lane Saw Mills and Liddell Com
pany's complete line.
W. H. GIBBES, JR., & CO.,
- - - Nearnion Depot,
5O. IA*S C
LPP'N 3306., Wbc1sgu.D,e
OS. . REEMAN,
ATT'ORNEY AT LAW,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
All buslijess will receive prompt atten
tion. OIlic up stairs in Freeman building d1
Main street. dec4tt
WELLS& ORR, J. E. BOGGS,
Greenville, S. C. Pickens, S. C.
ELLS, olt & BOGGS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
PICKENS, C. 11., S. C.
M. F. ANSEL, C. L. IIOLLINoWORITH
Solicitor svh Circuit, Plckens, S.'0C.
Greenvllle, S. C.
A ~NSEfl & HIOLLINGSWVOL THI.
ATTORNEYs AND) COUNSELOnS AT J.AW,
PICKENS, C. 11., S. C..
Practice in all the courts of the State,
and attentioni given to all business entrust
ed to thein- mrhi 14-88tf.
HoJ~ & WVELON
122 Main Street, Greenville, 8. C.
Gas given every 'Thursday and .Friday,
and teetti extracted without paiu.
(H1 E E N V ILL E, S. C.
Corner Main and Cofe Streets.
D R. J. B, CARPENTER,
Will be found at Liberty on and after ti
1.st October. He guarantees all huis war
o be first class. feb 13'90
DhR. J. P. CAi It L ILE,i
Cflee over Westmoreland Bros. & Duke's
D)rug Store. Jan 1 '898.
DR. FRANK SMITH
18 now permanently located at Easley, 8,
C., and respectfully offersis professional
servieCs to the publice generally.,
Jan 2 90.
J. C. itzgerald,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Over WVestmnoland Brothers Drug Store:
All work done by the Instantaneous process..
Also mnake enlargements from old pietures.
to any alze in water colors, crayon, India.
ink, oil and plain photographs.
oct 21 tf.
GRIEENVI LLE S. C.,
T7 WE M ANSION HOUSE HAS.
been newly refitted and excellently
furnished. It Is first class in its ap
poutments, and Is one of the beat hotels [ne
e South. Situated in the healthiest and
)St delightful localit In the country, 1IM1
mer sperior atraeIns to visitorsan.
*foIae e nnot he excelled In any dIV.